Friday, January 15, 2010

Last Day on the Job

Today was my last day interning with EMC for this winter break, but it ended on a great note. At the center on Jerome and Fordham, we had two beautiful turn-arounds. The second one, a young woman named “Maria” came in to the office and told me that she wanted an abortion because she has an eight month old baby and is not ready for another baby. She is also post-abortive, however, and she quickly opened up to me about the difficulties that she is experiencing right now. Within minutes, I could tell that no part of her actually wanted the abortion, but she felt trapped, as many women feel when they find themselves in similar situations. As we continued to talk, I asked her to think of the love she has for her first baby and how she knew that she would not give up that baby for the world, regardless of the hardships she faces. As a mother, Maria knew the special love that a mother has for a child, born or unborn, and quickly admitted that she knew that having an abortion would be a permanent decision that she would regret for the rest of her life. She left with a determination to keep her a baby and with a huge smile on her face. It was a perfect end to an amazing two weeks working with EMC.

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